Dear Adele, thank you so much for replying - and so promptly too. I'm very grateful. I'm about to start writing the shipwreck chapter and was hoping I could feature the Tierneys to represent the 28th Reg and the women and children who were on board with them. Perfect. Your information sounds conclusive so I shall proceed with confidence. Will credit you of course, and Ellen Smith, & the New England Pioneer Register.
Book is being published by Allen & Unwin, should be first half of next year. My email is email@example.com
in case you want to get in touch again. Suddenly I remember another question - how did Patrick earn a living once he stopped being a soldier? Farmer, laborer, gold digger??
Best wishes and thanks again